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We’ve created a few videos to help you quickly get started with PowerPoint Storyboarding. Each video lasts between 1 and 2 minutes.
Note: We’ve made a few updates to the Storyboarding tool since these videos were made (specifically we’ve removed the Animation section on the Storyboarding tab. To do animation, go to the Animation tab). That said the flow still remains the same. Enjoy!
To see this in action:
When you can’t find the shape you’re looking for in your Storyboard Shapes pane, you can create a custom shape and share shapes with other team members. We’ve added functionality to create, import, and export MyShapes.
When you’re finished creating your storyboard, you can link the storyboard to a TFS work item - such as a backlog item, user story, or requirement - to share with other team members. This video shows you how.
PowerPoint has a handy feature known as layouts where you can add text or object placeholders. You’ve probably used these when you added a new slide with a specific text format.
You can use the storyboarding tool to quickly create layouts from commonly used shapes to reuse on your slides. This also comes in handy when there’s a selectable shape (such as a web browser background shape) in the foreground that you reuse often and don’t want it to be selectable when you add other shapes.
You can also use layouts for presenting. Read more about PowerPoint layouts.
The Slide Master makes it easy to edit multiple layouts. We’ve added a button on the Storyboarding ribbon called “Edit Layout” which opens the Slide Master (as seen in the video). Here’s a link to learn more about PowerPoint Slide Master.
For those of you who are new to using PowerPoint, this next video provides a few more quick tips.
PowerPoint articles from Office.com:
MSDN topic: Storyboard a User Story or Requirement Using PowerPoint.
Feel free to post suggestions to our Visual Studio (TFS category) User Voice site.
Kathryn ElliottVisual Studio Application Lifecycle Management Developer Content
Might be my machine, but shows up on another system as well, the videos do not run in your blog, they download to my system. Which is ok, but usually the videos run directly in the blog.
I really like this addition to Power Point, since I was too lazy to build it myself, but just curious, why is there no support for Metro? I would think that the Win8 Guys would be SUPER happy to support you in making sure to do "precise" design as they like to say (maybe to scare off students and hobbyists?)
The videos must be downloaded on my system as well. Also, Metro is available here: visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/.../search
Can the storyboards be used with Visual Studio Professional or just with Ultimate, Premium, and Test Professional?
Richard - The Storyboard Add-in to PowerPoint is only installed when you install Visual Studio Premium, Ultimate, or Test Professional.